The Government has announced seven new Tory nominations, five Labour nominations and four new crossbench nominations to sit in the upper house of Parliament.
There were 772 members of the Lords already before the latest announcement.
In a move which has raised eyebrows, the list includes the nomination of Tory donor Peter Cruddas, whose elevation to the House was advised against by the independent Lords Appointments Commission.
However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson chose to overrule their recommendation.
He said while he has taken “very careful consideration” of their recommendation to not make Mr Cruddas a peer, he believed his appointment would be of “benefit to public service”.
More to follow…